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What income must I report on my Alabama return?

All income is subject to Alabama income tax unless specifically exempted by state law. For examples of taxable income go to: Listing of taxable income

All income is subject to Alabama income tax unless specifically exempted by state law. For examples of taxable income go to: Listing of taxable income

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All income is subject to Alabama income tax unless specifically exempted by state law. For examples of taxable income go to: Listing of taxable income

Interest on obligations of the State of Alabama or any county, city, or municipality of Alabama, and interest on obligations of the United States, or any of its possessions.

For single persons, heads of families, and married persons filing separate returns:

2% First $500 of taxable income

4% Next $2,500 of taxable income

5% All taxable income over $3,000

For married persons filing a joint return:

2% First $1,000 of taxable income

4% Next $5,000 of taxable income

5% All taxable income over $6,000

Certain taxpayers are eligible to contribute funds to a special savings account to save funds for a down payment and closing costs on the purchase of a first home in Alabama. Contributions up to $5,000 for a single taxpayer or $10,000 for married couples filing a joint return to this account may be deductible and earnings are tax free if all the requirements are met. The deduction is available for the 5 years in which deposits were made into a first time and second chance home buyer savings account.

Information about the Alabama First-Time and Second Chance Home Buyer Savings Account

Taxpayers using the Single and Married Filing Separately filing statuses are entitled to a $1,500 personal exemption. Taxpayers using the Married Filing Jointly and Head of Family filing statuses are entitled to a $3,000 personal exemption.

Part year residents are entitled to the full exemption amount. A dependent or student may claim a personal exemption even if claimed by someone else.

For information on who qualifies as your dependent for Alabama Income Tax purposes, go to: Information about dependents